London Endodontics
Dr. Victor Wagner & Dr. Anu Bhalla
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
 
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Frequently Asked Questions

Many of our patients have similar questions when their dentist first recommends that they see an endodontist. We have put together a list of frequently asked questions - with our answers - to provide the information that is common for people to want to know. To help you find the answers to your questions we have broken the questions into four smaller groups. General questions, questions about what to expect during your appointment, questions about how to prepare for your appointment and questions about payment and insurance. The last five buttons on the left will take you to the American Association of Endodontists website and their FAQ section. They do an excellent job answering questions on specific endodontic procedures. If you have other questions please feel free to ask.

General Questions

Q What is an ENDODONTIST?
A An endodontist is a root canal specialist. He is a dentist who has practiced general dentistry, returned to University for continued specialized training (2 or 3 years) in root canal procedures. An endodontist treats root canal issues only.
Q Why do I have to see a specialist?
A A general dentist may refer you to an endodontist because he / she feels you need a specialist's attention. Each case is different and there's a wide range of complexity. Sometimes, they might just want a second opinion.
Q Why do I have to come for a consultation when my dentist told me I need root canal?
A Before providing any treatment, we want to be sure you need root canal therapy and that it is the best option for you. This can occasionally be difficult to determine. Sometimes, different options are available, and you need to choose which one you'd prefer. In some cases, a separate consultation visit may not be required.
Q Is my treatment guaranteed?
A Nothing is guaranteed 100%. The overall success rate of root canal therapy is about 95%. Each case is different and must be evaluated separately.
Q How successful is root canal therapy?
A Usually, very successful (95%). Sometimes there are complicating factors, which reduce this success rate. We'll discuss this with you at or prior to your appointment.
Q How much notice is needed to cancel or change my appointment?
A We require 48 hours notice (Monday to Thursday). We offer confidential voicemail 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.